Copy SSH Keys from WSL2 to WindowsJanne Kemppainen |
You may have generated an SSH key pair that you use with
git on Windows Subsystem for Linux. But if you also want to use Git for Windows then you might want to reuse the same key on the Windows side so that you don’t need to maintain more keys on the remote, such as GitHub.
By default, Git for Windows looks for SSH keys from the
.ssh/id_rsa file located under your home directory. It’s also the same path on the WSL2 side, though on a different file system.
cp to make a copy of the
id_rsa file under your home folder, and Git for Windows should start working right away:
$ cp ~/.ssh/id_rsa /mnt/c/Users/Janne/.ssh/id_rsa
Just be sure to change the correct username in the path!
You might also find my other post Using Git with Multiple Accounts interesting!